Laura Bush Advocates Abstinence Education in Visit to African NationsLusaka, Namibia (LifeNews.com) -- In a visit to several African nations on a tour of the continent, First Lady Laura Bush touted abstinence education as the best way to battle the AIDS disease that still ravages the region. She spoke at a community center on the eastern outskirts of Zamibia's capital with people who are giving care to AIDS victims and their families. The trip sees Bush and daughter Jenna heading through Mali, Mozambique and Nambia. Bush told reporters abstinence "is a very important component of the program." "There are several ways in which we can reach young people," she said. "One of the effective ways is abstinence ... it brings back dignity and self-responsibility to young people."